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Odd HVAC question [Jun. 14th, 2007|07:56 pm]
300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, New Yorker, Vision

captain_tragedy
Has anyone ever bypassed the heater core in a 98-04 LH?

My girlfriend's got a 2000 Chrysler Intpreid (2.7L, gray market canadian car), and the heat seems to be permanently on. Her mechanical engineer stepdad suggested bypassing the heater core. I've thought of two ways to do this: a u-shaped pipe to connect the hoses where they go through the firewall, behind the throttle body, or a simple valve to shut off water flow in an easier-to-access spot. To me, the valve idea seems simpler, but I have doubts as to whether just shutting off water flow would be detrimental to the water pump/cooling system.

Any input?
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All-New Dodge Challenger & Chrysler Imperial [Jan. 4th, 2006|11:36 am]
300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, New Yorker, Vision
moparmaniac101





Like Challengers past, this modern version packs more than its share of muscle under the hood in the form of the 6.1-liter, 425-hp, 420-lb-ft Hemi V8, linked to a 6-speed manual transmission. DaimlerChrysler estimates the fully functional R/T show car should clear 0-to-60-mph in 4.5 seconds, the quarter-mile ran in 13 seconds flat and attain a top speed of 174 mph. So, if that's the R/T, what's in store for the SRT-8 version, huh Chrysler?

At the opposite extreme lies the luxurious Imperial riding on a 123-inch wheelbase, a three-inch stretch over the 300C. To achieve the proper proportions for the concept, the overall length grows 17 inches to 214 inches, and the overall height is six inches taller than a 300C. The car rides on massive 22-inch turbine-finned wheels and tires, with passengers sitting nearly seven inches higher than in the 300C. The Imperial show car carries over the 5.7-liter, 345-hp, 390-lb-ft Hemi V8 from the 300C including its 5-speed automatic slushbox.

Overall, these examples demonstrate the flexibility potential of the LX platform and clearly hides the future in plain sight. You'll probably be driving these before 2009, as DCX is planning to modify the specific sheetmetal to create the "Chrysler Barracuda" and "Dodge Dynasty" versions.
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Timing Belt Talk [Oct. 29th, 2005|03:10 am]
300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, New Yorker, Vision
moparmaniac101
Here's something you don't see everyday. Chrysler Corporation used two different timing belt sizes for the 1G 3.5L SOHC 24-valve.

1993 - 1994 #40219 $89.99
1995 - 1997 #40255 $50.99

But the 2G 3.2L SOHC 24-valve (and 3.5L) used only one.

1998 - 2004 #40295 $113.99

These are the official part numbers from Mopar and none of these rubberbands are cheap, unfortunately. And they wonder why I want to drive 3.3L OHV 12-valve instead.
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(no subject) [Aug. 4th, 2005|09:20 pm]
300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, New Yorker, Vision

lvlystori
Sooo... remember me from about a week or so ago?... Talking about how my 94 Concorde was doing funny lil things?

Well don't have to worry about that anymore. We were in a car accident yesterday, and everyone is fine. Except for the car. Totalled out.

So. With the insurance settlement, we'll prolly head out to the auctions or search for owners selling their own cars. Anyone have any suggestions on years, models, etc? I would like to stick to either a Concorde or Intrepid, since I like the nice mommy sized 4 door sedan.

Thanks for the ♥


Xed
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(no subject) [Jul. 30th, 2005|04:07 pm]
300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, New Yorker, Vision

lvlystori
Hi all ... just joined..

I am a long time mopar girl, daddy raised me right :>

So I thought this might be some insight to others, as well as maybe some people can offer me a bit of advice or at least ease my fears.

Cross posted from my personal journal:Collapse )
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I Hate OBD I, With A Passion [Jun. 28th, 2005|04:47 am]
300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, New Yorker, Vision
moparmaniac101
But it doesn't mean I hate the LH. Just the fact of the matter is, all the 1993 - 1995 models had this bitch ass complex electrical network that once a glitch happens, you'll spend the next 20 years trying to figure out where the short or fault lies in. Screw that. I sold my 1994 3.5L. But all LH car are equipped with R134A a/c units. I miss the acceleration of the Intrepid ES, as I'm currently driving a Ford Escort GT. The little econo car will be my wife's next car after I sell the 1992 Lebaron. The classic K-car box is showing its age and consumes more oil that I would like. I'm attempting to pick up a 1996 - 1997 Intrepid ES, again probably with the 3.5L. The 3.3L, although tough as nails, just doesn't seem to inspire me with any supreme muscle car power. All 1996 and up vehicles have OBD II, a universal diagnostic adapter standarized by the government to make servicing electrical problems a breeze. Sadly, the 1996 - 1997 LH 3.5L engines will haunt you with four oxygen sensors, triggering possible foul language when you go to Autozone. But you'll save a lot more in the software repair department. I'm not considering the 2G versions as the battery is mounted in a awkward location limiting replacement access. Motherfuckers. New Mopar gets more and more difficult. Otherwise, I would love to get a 300M Special or Intrepid R/T. I was told the 1G 3.5L is a non-interference engine now, according to the owners forum. I'm not sure about the 2G 3.2L and 3.5L models though.
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Ludicrous Speed! [May. 28th, 2005|04:56 pm]
300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, New Yorker, Vision
moparmaniac101

My Intrepid ES at triple digit. Kids, don't try this at home.
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"Last Hope" History [May. 3rd, 2005|02:54 am]
300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, New Yorker, Vision
moparmaniac101

The year was 1988. The Viper was only a clay model. Lee Iacocca owned the rights to the Lamborghini nameplate. Tom Gale unveiled this new Chargold metallic styling study to the boss, a far fetched departure from the stately conservative K-car derived land yachts. It was also a market revolution in prototyping, officially billed as "the first fully-driveable concept car." This was the Chrysler Portofino By Lamborghini. The Portofino featured trademark Lamborghini's gull-wing doors up front while the rears opened in suicide fashion. An all-new 3.5L 225 hp 24-valve V6 engine was developed mounted amid ships powering all four wheels. The engine makes the cut on the assembly line for premium trim LH sedan models but installed in the nose rather motivating the front wheels. The all-wheel-drive, sadly, went to the scrap heap. Tires were 225/50-16, considered wide at that time. Although the show car never became a Lamborghini production vehicle, it clearly influenced future Chrysler designs and actually foreshadowed the cab-forward theme for the 1993 LH cars, especially the Intrepid. There is a strange story surrounding this car. While being transported, the semi-truck hauling the million-dollar concept vehicle was involved in an accident and the Portofino was nearly totaled. But it was lovingly put back together one piece at a time by the folks at Metal Crafters until it was in absolute flawless condition. The Portofino's new home is parked upstairs at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
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Haha The Butt Of LH Lives! [Apr. 23rd, 2005|05:08 am]
300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, New Yorker, Vision
moparmaniac101


2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8
Here's another look at the Intrepid successor, an all-new LX sedan, the Dodge Charger. Notice how the tail lights and rear fascia still resemble the second generation (1998 - 2004) Intrepids no matter how you look at it, and not modeled after the neo-classic variety "Dukes Of Hazard" rust bucket vehicles of similar namesake. However, the gaudy rear wing wasn't necessary. Most of us can agree that we see some 300M on the new Chrysler 300/300C hindquarters as well. The greenhouses...well...are "cab-rearward."
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LH Redesigned + Rear-Wheel-Drive = LX [Apr. 19th, 2005|12:04 am]
300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, New Yorker, Vision
moparmaniac101



2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T
Limited production of 8,000 units. An extra 10 ponies gives the 5.7L OHV V8 a 350 total to play with, compared to the "standard" R/T trim level. Take your pick of "Go Man Go" and "Top Banana" paint schemes. Most likely to appeal to the retro crowd who believe nostalgic stickers and graphic add-ons are the best thing since slice cheese. A nod to the past? Yes. The hottest new Charger? No. See SRT-8.


2006 Dodge Charger R/T
About 60% of the all-new LX platform cars sold will be the mass-production Charger R/T. It makes do with 340 horsepower, very entertaining for a run-of-the-mill family four-door. Rear-wheel-drive, muscle car power, full-size dimensions, and aggressive styling certainly makes Camry and Accord drivers feel...insubstantial. SE and SXT designations will beat the heart of the old LH top dawg, the 250 hp 3.5L SOHC 24-valve V6.


2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8
How about a 425 hp 6.1L version of the Hemi? Zero to 60 mph in "well under five seconds." Automatic transmission too! If you want more bells and whistles, try the Chrysler 300C SRT-8, nearly identical in all mechanical aspects, but a tad heftier than Charger. However, no common body panels are shared. Top speed electronically limited to 155 mph. X-mas wishlist, here I come.


2005 Dodge Magnum RT
Why is this one "RT" instead of "R/T," we'll never know. What matters anyway? It has the same Hemi eight-cylinder powerplant as used in the Charger R/T and Chrysler 300C sedans. This maybe America's best value in new car buys as the station wagon factor has become cool again. The in-your-face proportions scream "I'm nothing else but a Dodge" and the front-end is downright menacing, echoing "son of Ram" cues. Add in the smoky burnout acceleration, great utility, and dealer incentive programs, and you have a frill-packed drag race machine that the Brady Bunch should have had on their driveway. A 200 hp 2.7L DOHC 24-valve V6 labeled SE is for the budget minded while the midlevel SXT brings the 3.5L back to the party.
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